Telephone boxes on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK).
The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom.
The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot. From 1926 onwards, the fascias of the kiosks were emblazoned with a prominent crown, representing the British government. The red phone box is often seen as an iconic British symbol throughout the world.
The paint colour used is known as "currant red" and is defined by a British Standard.
Uploaded: Nov 30, 2014